Air Superdrive regional compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rcaqua, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. rcaqua macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    The following is perhaps an FAQ for more experienced members but I could not find a ref on other posts, so here goes: I understand the external superdrive for the macbook air is stuck on a "region" for DVD viewing (US vs. Europe, etc). This can only be changed a few times before the drive locks into the last regional position chosen. I travel constantly from one continent to the other and have batches of DVDs from both sides.

    My question: is there a workaround to allow the drive to switch endlessly from one region to another (I recall there was one for older iBooks)?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. krimsen macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2005
    try browsing, I've had some luck with my last MBP and the Powerbook before that one. Didn't try yet with the new book.

    What it comes down to is
    * replace the firmware of the drive
    * use an app called "Region X" to switch the active region (don't use DVD Player or anything else)
    * enjoy

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